Poems by Christos Dikbasanis

Επιμέλεια: Εύα Πετροπούλου Λιανού

BIOGRAPHY: CHRISTOS DIKBASANIS is a poet, writer and scholar of religions. He was born in Thessaloniki, where he graduated from the Theological School of the Aristotle University. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Theological School with a specialization in Religious Studies. It has also been included in the “Great Encyclopedia of Mondern Greek Literature” of Haris Patsi publications and in the Who’s Who of journalists. He has been honored with many national and international awards for his poems.


This is my path in the world
it must not be right!
My time is running out
like tired animals
under the shadows
deciduous trees,
when the indomitable Sun fires them
My emigration from the cradle of your arms
takes me away from the moon of happiness
Here in the inhospitable space
I breathe no more hope
Alone in the dead-end paths of the stars I walk,
on star roads that do not lead
nowhere but in rebellion
of my inner night
I’m dripping with sadness
traveling in the shelters of silence
Soon my pain will start galloping
on the back of Pegasus
I know! My fearful existence
wrong path follows
in the harshly castrated


Our dreams are Peace
The rustling of the leaves of our heart
under the bright stars
The shadow of the afternoon calm
Our eyes full of fruits of love
The drops of our sweat every time we hug each other
Our open window to the wounds of the world
The marks on our tired hands
The buds of desires which are blooming in our yard
The comforting words of our dead ancestors

Peace is gazing at infinity with tearful eyes
The play of small children under the light of happiness
Our songs addressed on the crazy full moon of Spring
The day that passed but did not disappear
in the ravenous darkness
The righteous sleep of the warrior of goodness
The death of hate and rage
Mother’s smile in the game of her child
Peace is the free breath of life,
when all the people are united each other with harmony

We don’t know which of these applies
but peace is our wonderfull dream


It was the drowsiness I felt
as I landed in the heart
of the unknown planet
As I woke up from the morning prayer
and  from the banging of my head
on the black ground
I prepared to withdraw my feet
from the foreign planet again
and my travels to begin again
I eagerly to resume
my journey through space
Flyers of all kinds would travel me,
singing my name
above comets and constellations
but my engines suddenly failed
and I stood motionless
Now I’m getting wet
under an electrifying rain
I walk out into the electron shower
I dive back into the street
beyond the gates of my fortified expectation
of a new beginning in my life
They look like shadows
where I walk and I see
the magnetic rain to roll
on the surface of my desires
With their antennae raised in the fog,
they look for me to confess
but I hide under the territory
of the unknown and the hope
which I have only briefly touched